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  1. Schrodinger's Cat

    Schrodinger's Cat Well-Known Member

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    Made a small jar of hot sauce today - is a mixture of Trinidad Douglah chillis which are stupid hot (1.8m on the Scoville scale) and scotch bonnets (which are just hot) to bring the heat levels down somewhat.
    I've just tasted it, and it is, if I say so myself, bloody splendid but I think it will only take a qtr teaspoon in a big pot of chilli to give it all the heat you'd ever want.
     
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  2. saintrichie123

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    When myself and Mrs sr coming round then?
     
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    Anytime you fancy delving into the sticks Richie. I haven't got a life anymore because I've got a 16 year old daughter so I'm always home :emoticon-0102-bigsm
     
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  4. saintrichie123

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    Your not that far from me are you? Do you go to st Mary’s often?
     
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  5. Schrodinger's Cat

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    Hardly ever Richie, there's always more important priorities for me these days so it's difficult to justify the hours and hours it takes plus the cost. I'm near Devizes so it's over 100 mile round trip, or drive 12 miles to the nearest station and catch a train.
    I'm pretty plastic these days to be fair :emoticon-0102-bigsm
     
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  6. thereisonlyoneno7

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    In a year she'll be driving you everywhere :)
     
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    Driving me mad already :emoticon-0102-bigsm
     
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  8. saintrichie123

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    140 mile round for me .......I tend to get the train these days ....more expensive but I can have a pint and not be stuck in traffic.
     
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  9. It's Only A Game

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    There's a new strain of lice going around that is resistant to conventional treatment.

    It's left scientists scratching their heads.
     
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    Is that all? :emoticon-0106-cryin
     
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    Carbon Tax: A good or bad thing. Here's an excellent explanation of its implementation:

     
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  13. TheSecondStain

    TheSecondStain Needs an early night

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    Thanks, saintrichie123. As you'd probably guess, I come across these sort of things something like every 1-2 months. And those are the serious ones like this. I reckon I see one new idea every week or so from all of them, from obviously flakey ideas to firm statements. I welcome any and all of these because it means that ideas and research are heading in the right direction. So I may have seen this one a couple of years back and crossed my fingers that something might come of it. Looks like something has. In my experience these things still have a long way to go.

    Presently there are two or three energy technologies out there that are so game-changing that I almost dare not hope that they will come to fruition, for fear of them being buried. Because we really could do with them succeeding, and the sooner the better. Renewable energy gets us moving towards a cleaner future but it won't do it alone, unless there is a dramatic rise in the rate of global rebuilding of infrastructure.

    A cleaner future has now become a necessity. And we know what necessity is the mother of.

    NOTE: The information on Trevor Jackson's technology is as accurate as the paper makes it. If we judge it by the information on the Lithium-Ion tech, then we'd have to take the whole article with a grain of salt. For example, Tesla battery modules cost $7,500 in total to replace. Not $39,000. That's the cost from around 2009-10. Out of date info.
     
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    A snail goes into the police station and says to the policeman at the desk: “I was mugged last night by four tortoises”
    Policeman said: “Can you describe any of them?”
    Snail said, “No, it all happened too quickly.”
     
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    Yep, good one.

    On a slightly more serious note. All of the innovations had an initial slow take up [yes, I'm sure it even happened with the PornHub], but once there was a certain level of market penetration, of around 2-5%, the numbers rate started to explode. The take up rate tends to be slower for the biggest innovations, that cost a lot to adopt. For example, airlines - hardly anybody found the need to fly across across the country at all, when trains could do the same thing, but just take a few hours longer. But then quick overseas travel came in and boom, it err... took off. This is the "S-Curve" of adoption in action. You can see S-Curves for all the tech, like TVs and Radios, Cars and stuff. And the Internet - I was an early adopter of that particular tech.
    These days we have the "J-Curve." A rate of adoption so steep that once it passes the 2% it almost completely eliminates what went before. Smartphones are the perfect example.

    So why am I writing about this? It is because there are plenty who don't believe that getting off Fossil Fuels for transportation [something that is very much in the hands of the public] can't be done quickly. All the analysts point to Linear adoption. That's a straight predictable line that rises gradually, and proposes such things as 15% of new vehicle sales as being electric by 2030. 20%, if there is a following wind. When the truth is that linear thinkers have always been wrong for successful innovations that make a step forward. Under a pretty conservative S-Curve, new electric vehicle sales will be 90-95% by 2030. Simply because FFVs will be heavily restricted or banned in most cities. They'll also have no resale value, so fleet buyers will leave them alone. And they will be expensive, because they will no longer be made in such high volumes. Add in those high running and maintenance costs [and by then excruicatingly high insurance] and they will be thin on the ground, and almost all 2nd hand. So, simple economics will do the job, and relatively quickly. NOT owning a car of the FF type will be way cheaper, and there will be cheap electric taxis around. So that's sorted. Not so simple for the rest, but maybe the buying public will take a more responsible attitude once they've got a taste of electric transportaion. Maybe they'll start to go the rest of the way.
     
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  17. fatletiss

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    I believe the movement up was just a few seconds with that one....
     
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  18. thereisonlyoneno7

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    He had me at the word penetration
     
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  19. TheSecondStain

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    I thought market "penetration" might arouse a bit of interest. <whistle>
     
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  20. St Badger

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    We’re all children at heart. <laugh>
     
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